Sexuality, marriage and family, and the connection to empathy


Roots of Empathy Founder President Mary Gordon spends a lot of time talking about children, but the foundations of her work – the development of empathy – are also relevant to adult relationships.

Mary is delivering the keynote at the Sexuality, Marriage and Family Studies Department Research Symposium at St. Jerome’s University in Waterloo, Ontario on Friday April 6. The symposium highlights student and faculty research dealing with relationships, families, and human sexuality. This year it’s about pathways to empathy.

According to the symposium website, “the SMF Department encourages an overarching vision of social justice and anti-oppression through research and scholarship, and emphasizes the importance of that vision through the Research Symposium.” This fits beautifully with Roots of Empathy’s goal to create a world that is inclusive and where children are empowered to use their voice for change.

The event is open to the public and you can read more about Mary’s presentation here.



April 5th, 2018